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Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
deficit through chapter 9 bankruptcy. but as the court ruling showed, it was rushed into bankruptcy. governor schneider did not use bankruptcy as a last-ditch effort to save detroit. he used it as a first-ditch effort to make sure his buddies on wall street get paid first. the banks are at the front of the line, with their hand out, looking for the money that detroit generates. detroit is not broke. detroit generates nearly $2 billion in revenue in tax revenue every year. not only that, the governor had his eye on the pension fund, since he got into office. so, you know, for us, we pay taxes, because we want services. kevin orr does not understand how to deliver that service. he does not understand how to run a city. he understands how to take companies through bankruptcy. >> yeah. >> and if anybody thought that anything but bankruptcy was going to be the outcome when jones day and kevin orr is there, and then they hire all the consultants that come in from wall street, myers brinkerhoff gobbling up $5 million a month in tax revenue from the citizens of detroit and not putting a pol
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
for around the globe. >> president went on to say that a so-called deficit of opportunity, interesting phrasing there, is much more important than the fiscal deficit, the yearly fiscal deficit in this country which he points out is actually shrchging in his administration john. >> point out, this issue about the young people are disappointed with president and congress. >> part of the obama coalition that got him elected twice is young people, so-called millennials. folks at harvard has a unit that polled these folks. 18 to 25, bad news for the president, festival his approval rating down to 41%. that is a reflection of the population at large but down 11% since just this spring. and john earlier the president did some work to shore up the forecast, the so-called -- shore up the rveght affordable care a% of millennials disapprove of the affordable care act. have no plans to sign up. that's disappointing news. >> the numbers behind inequality could be surprising for many. jonathan betz has a closer look at what the president says is an economic inequality gap. >> simply put the poor are
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
, and that deficit can compound itself over time. and finally, rising inequality and declining mobility are bad for our democracy. ordinary folks can't write massive campaign checks or hire high-priced lobbyists and lawyers to tilt the playing field in their favor at everyone else's expense, and so people get the bad taste that the system is rigged. and that increases cynicism and polarization and it decreases the political participation that is a requisite part of our system of self-government. so this is an issue that we have to tackle head on. and if in fact the majority of americans agree that our number one priority is to restore opportunity and broad-based growth for all americans, the question is why has washington consistently failed to act? and i think a big reason is the myths that have developed around the issue of inequality. first, there is the myth that this is a problem restricted to a small share of predominantly minority poor. this isn't a broad-based problem, this is a black problem or hispanic problem or native american problem. it's true that the painful legacy of discrimina
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
retreated to a seven-week low after the country posted a bigger than expected trade deficit in october. but india as performed opposed strong opposition. now for individual movers, chinese telecom equipmentmakers succumbed to profit taking. zte tumbled almost 6%. meanwhile datang telecom down almost 7%. just one day after the issuing of these licenses, a deal is signed between apple and china mobile. according to "wall street journal," this could mean china's largest telco could start to offer isos on its network to 700 million subscribers. it could potentially draw a larger custoday. it's competitor gained 0.25% in china telecom. back to you, ross. >> thanks very much for that, sixuan. carl icahn announcing a tweet that he would submit a proon posal to apple shareholders for a 50 billion buyback program. that's lan than the 150 become buyback program he was previously pushing for. >>> well, we have heard from the japanese economic minister, amari, it was he's been with early stage tongue cancer. he's offered to resign, but the prime minister has refused his request. he remains in the
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
to get the trade deficit down which means getting the dollar down. we're shipping $5 billion worth of demand overseas, money earned here, spent in europe, china, demand, whatever. it is very hard to fill that gap. we did that in the last decade with the housing bubble. that is not a really good way to go. i would put the emphasis down to get the trade deficit close closer to balance. liz: you think the weaker dollar is better. exports looked not certainly so bad. exports were up. people are buying our good overseas. >> well, it was some improvement but we actually revised down the previous numbers, previous month ace numbers. so it wasn't much of an improvement. we have a ways to go. we have a deficit of 500 billion. maybe we're moving in the right direction but if so, very slowly. we have to pick up that pace. liz: precursor to the government's jobs number report, adp, came out yesterday. look better than expected, 218,000 jobs created what are you expecting from the labor department tomorrow? >> i will be a pessimist, 141, 50. last month was strong numbers. strong growth in retai
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
deficit over time, we had an $18 billion overhang. and so we were never able to go out and increase revenue. so the only way we stayed alive quite frankly is through cuts. and we cut everything that we could, but unless there is more investment coming into the city, and a new stream of revenue, there was no way to -- i guess to fix the problem, so now with bankruptcy eminent, i think our debt off of our balance sheet would be less than it is today, and that is going to be a positive on a going forward basis. >>> the mayor of detroit responding to a federal judge's ruling that detroit can proceed with its bankruptcy filing. bisi onile-ere is live from detroit. what is the reaction there. >> as you can see me there is a group gathered. and you have been very outspoken through this whole or deal. were you disappointed by the judge's decision? >> we were very disappointed. he basically found that terminating the pensions is legal. >> reporter: a lot of people are worried right now because of the ruling that came down. >> we're continuing to pursue all of our options. we hope to negotiat
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
about that next in the next segment. . >> a relentlessly growing deficit of opportunity is a bigger threat to our future than our rapidly shrinking fiscal deficit. >> the president on wednesday speaking at the center for american progress. he talked about invoking the fast food workers, liberal economists writing in the new york times responded by writing finally our political class has spent years obsessed which a fake problem worrying about debt and deficits that never pose a threat to the nation's future, showing no interest in stag nateing wages. mr. obama i'm sorry to say bought into that diversion. now, however, he is moving on. isaac, do you share that reading that paul had, two, three years ago, everybody in washington was old souls on a deficit reduction including the president, himself, now even president obama is showing publicly an inclination to show that warren style populism. >> i think the rhetoric has changed. just to go back to the last seg him, jonathan was saying the tea party has people in washington. there is elizabeth warren. i think if it's going to come, it'
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 6:30pm PST
and discretionary spending and that would be offset so that it doesn't add to the deficit by some revenue increases, though not taxes and some entitlement cuts, though in the medicare and social security. it's a modest deal but lawmakers hope they can announce it by the end of the week, enact it next week and avoid a government shutdown in january. >> who are winners and losers to the extent we know what stays and goes and maybe more pointly, what does this mean for those looming deadlines the government shutdown number which was i think middle of january and then the debt ceiling debate, which resurfaces then again, i think, right around the super bowl? >> tyler, it means both that the debt ceiling increase and the government funding are likely to occur as scheduled, avoid a crisis like we had. lawmakers don't have much appetite for that, especially going into an election year. so in that sense, it's good news for the entire country. in terms of losers, the kinds of fees they are talking about and again, we don't have a final deal are things like higher airline ticket fees, the president had those
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
administrations have danced around the mission of our infrastructure deficit. for all the attention to the various fiscal cliffs, the looming infrastructure deficit is every bit as critical. for two centuries, infrastructure was a bipartisan issue, from lincoln with the transcontinental railroad to democrats and republicans coming together to launch the interstate freeway system, signed into law by president eisenhower, subsequent roads, transit and water investments helped fuel our economy and tie the nation together. more recently, the failure to address long-term funding has also been bipartisan. the bush administration ignored strong recommendations from their own private sector experts that they impaneled to give advice. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has sec
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
point that out. host: yet the deficit is a problem. k stone.this from mar guest: i think tax expenditures is a big problem. there are tax revenues that we should be taking in which we are not because we are subsidizing a significant amount of what some have termed corporate welfare. billions of dollars to the oil and gas industry, they are making record profits. the tax expenditures are costing the american people in ways that are problematic. host: what would you cut the besides defense? guest: revenues that we have lost that would otherwise should take in. other than defense, there is waste and inefficiencies in a wide range of domestic spending programs. i am willing to take a look at almost everything. i think the demonization of social security and medicaid are inappropriate. they are not responsible for the deficit problem we have right now. ronald reagan in a debate with walter mondo and clear social security has nothing to do with the deficit. it was true then and it is true now. att in plano, texas. caller: thank you for taking my call. food stamps is not one of the
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 1:00am EST
's first democratic governor in 20 years. he faced the largest per capita deficit in the country. total debt of about three point $5 billion. he did several terms as mayor of stamford, connecticut, promising to make 2012 the year of education. in connecticut, he tackled a reform agenda in a state that has long been known for one of the nation's widest racial achievement gaps. the governor took the lead in passing one of the nations more dramatic education bills. it was public act -- some of the packages required a new teacher evaluation pilot in which 45% will be based on student learning. the governor's package created a commissioners network similar to the recovery school district. it has the ability to take authority over 25 of the state's lowest performing schools. an increased charter school funding. the figure will go to 11,500 by fiscal 2015. >> it is great to be with you. i appreciate the opportunity to speak about an issue that is very dear to my heart. i like to talk about what really needs to happen in the united states and put it into an appropriate context. we have been at
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
are facing for all the talk of a budget deficit, we're facing an infrastructure deficit. and because we have just sort of run the gas tax trust fund down to where it's approaching zero, if we don't do something in the next ten months, we're going to face an inability to fund any transit funding next year, and the federal highway funding will drop 92%. >> what's happened to all the money we have already allocated, not only through the gas tax but states, municipalities and surcharges and -- where has that money gone. >> look around you and see in every community. we have had a dramatic reduction in the amount of money that has been available over the course of the last ten years. as i say, you haven't raised the gas tax in 20 years. >> but we have more gas revenue coming in because more people are driving and just demand -- >> that's not the case. >> is there a way to assure this in a lock box so it's intend for just that purpose? we do have a lot of other means by which we raise money to help our infrastructure, and our infrastructure still sucks. >> first of all, if you hadn't raised a fund
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
of these cash-strapped and deficit-strung countries in europe would like to have this when it comes to turning the private sector around? we're talking about 47 months. the jobless rate now is at 7% in this country. according to the bureau of labor statistics. we added 203,000 jobs in the month of november. it's all positive stuff. here's the bottom line. no republican help, no republican help for workers. no jobs package to make it better. this is all being done under president obama and the democrats' watch. john in this case coals, great to have you with us tonight. remember to answer tonight's question at the bottom of your screen. share your thoughts on twitter and ed show and facebook. we always want to know what you think. >>> coming up, a romney rerun. america has seen this movie before. but it's the only ticket that conservatives got to get into the theater. >>> plus, rush limbaugh's crude comments about the president and the pope have catholics demanding penance. stay with us. we're right back. from the frozen tundra. ♪ that's mine. that's mine. ♪ come on, kyle. ♪ [ horn honks
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
would push off demands for deficit cutting. the president has said the deficit should take a back seat to jobs right now. there are also tense negotiations over cutting hiking security fees. and lawmakers also talking about partially repealing the sequester spending cuts. proposals to extend jobless benefits for the long term unemployed have also hit a snag. the president says those benefits are critical for many families, and he pushed the gop on that issue this weekend. >> for many families, it can be the difference between hardship and catastrophe. last year alone, it lifted 2.5 million people out of poverty. and cushioned the blow for many more. but here's the thing. if members of congress don't act before they leave on their vacations, 1.3 million americans will lose this lifeline. >> did you hear that? there might have been a little shade there for republicans on the hill. they are giving themselves another long vacation starting friday. on the other hand, some conservatives now say opposing unemployment benefits is their way of helping the unemployed. >> i do support unemploymen
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am EST
. you're right. they have a big current account deficit. if and when we see a beg effect on tapering, we may see them suffer. >> violence with the mines. this is a nation that has a lot of questions open. >> absolutely. he didn't solve everything but certainly i think things could have been far worse. >> and also the metamorphosis just as gorbachev was changing the world as well. >> he shifted in four years. the castro bothers, 50 years, they still haven't. >> it's nice seeing you down here. >> you, too. >> as massive ice storm is moving across the country bringing freezing rain, snow, sleet and jim cantore joins us. >> reporter: thank you very much. normally in the east the sun comes back up and it warms up and everything melts. unfortunately it's only going to get colder. this morning we started out at 30 degrees and now it's all frozen and the same this evening is happening on the road. you'll notice the cake and the glaze, you have to pry this off. the salt and sand trucks are dealing with the main there owe fair -- thoroughfares. but mass transit, about a thousand fights in and out
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
. caller: good morning, america. in 2008, obama came in. a budget deficit. $9.6 trillion deficit. in, america hired democrat congress, senate, president. they stuffed obama down our throats without any consent from republicans. here we are $17 trillion in debt. benghazi, mexico. people whove the believesnd what obama -- shutting down businesses. these democrats have done enough. harry reid has not passed a budget in this country in six years. where is the outrage there? we have no budget. where's the outrage? we are a country with no budget. you run your household with no budget? they are stealing the money to go back to the campaigns, to a democrats. wake up and look at the democrats -- facts. this guy's a socialist and that is what will be coming. god bless us all. host: former president bill clinton weighed in on the health care law i while ago, saying that the president should keep his pledge on if you like your you -- insurance you should keep it. was interviewed yesterday and asked about why he made those comments. [video clip] is it because you are setting the way for mrs. cli
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am PST
throw deficit. but the way to do it, and tragically the bankruptcy court can't order the state to kick in a little money, to put back the $47 million they paid, that's the way to do it. so -- >> so if they wanted to reinstate that revenue sharing they took away, you could create a cash flow to get their head above water? >> yes, and you could do it that way ininstead of bankruptcy. >> when you look at the number of bills passed by the house and the paltry number of bills passed by the senate you can see where the problem is. >> yes, we can. and we'll talk about it next. >>> there are eight, count them, eight legislative days left in the first year of the 113th congress, and it is on pace to be a record breaking one. the least productive congress in the history of the american republic. the first session has passed 52 laws so far, easily making it the least productive first session of any congress in history. it is lowest than the least productive first session that happened to be from the last congress, the 112th. this may why congress's approval rating hit an all-time record low. cong
LINKTV
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
exports and ports e likely to balance may be ry long run. have been runng maj deficits with japan foyears. good news in terms of getting cheaper goods, bad news in terms of a downward pressure on employment. still, in total, the gains from comparative advantage tend to be so larg that economis, unlike phaps ao workers orexti, are willing to wai r the long-term adjustments to work out. ofourse, if the other country is comting unfaiy, then that is another matter. on the football field, america liin politics,n, before the law, and in business. an even match on a level field seems to be the best way to decide the best team, the best candidate, or the best buy. but what happens when a foreign company, a company beyond the reach of american law, doesn't play fair? what happens when free trade isn't fair trade? the american steel industry. modern america -- its buildings, its bridges, its cars -- was built on steel. for almost 75 years, the industrial giants which ran american steel played by their own rules. lack of competition made price increases easy, easier than replacing old and inefficie
CNBC
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am EST
all they have said about reducing the deficit over the next few years, it leaves room for cutting taxes. i think what the uk needs is a rebalancing towards investment and exports. the government realizes this and i think as a consequence it's unlikely to do things to throw additional fuel on the fire of consumption. >> do you think the government is doing enough? are you expecting any measures, say, on planning tomorrow from the troika? would that have helped? we had construction pmis this week very strong, rising like a phoenix out of the ashes. but many suppliers saying the supply side of that market is still very, very underperforming. >> yeah. i mean, when it comes to the supply side of the uk housing market, it really is down to things like change, having a look at the green belt legislation, trying to, you know, incentivize local authorities to watch the yen gauge much more heavily in this planning process than they have up to now. so it's not really about major macro reforms. i think it's about reforming the supply side of the housing market. that's going to take many years
FOX Business
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
is insolvent it is detroit. has been borrowing money and using deficit financing for years. this is not a bankruptcy like jefferson county, alabama which is a single transaction. this is a city that is structurally solvent meaning it spends more than has coming in and accumulated debt that it can't pay back. connell: this portion of it jeff was referencing, refused to go farther than people thought with regard to pensioners. they get no more favorable standing than other creditors do. jeff says that could have implications for other places. >> it could have implications but those places have to be in bankruptcy. at this point you have two dozen states where state court rulings or constitutions protect pensions, not only what you already earned but anything you might turn going forward which is far greater protection than anyone has in the private sector.% so you still have to be in bankruptcy for this to apply and right now we don't have a lot of cities tumbling into bankruptcy. dagen: will it encourage them and push municipalities toward this? >> it is a very interesting s
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
-- if you want to keep a deficit the way it is, you need to find some way to save money elsewhere if you're going to boost spending for the next two years which is what they're talking about. they're talking about cutting spending over a longer time frame in other areas. one area they might ask federal employees to pay a little more for their pension plans. another possible rumored area is they might hike the fees for airline security. now we don't know the exact details of these, and in some ways that's actually a good sign. the fact that a lot of these proposals aren't really leaking in their specifics means that the talks are still ongoing and that they're still productive and you know, a couple of people have said, once you start hearing these damaging leaks about oh, this isn't it or democrats are proposing this that's when things are falling apart. >> brad let me ask you, what are the chances of this deal as it's taking shape now passing both chambers, i'm particularly talking about the house, if you talk about fees that's easily construed as a tax. >> the house is a tricky part. t
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
deficits through the role in the appropriations committee. that becomes a really ugly conversation within the party. >> let me also share with you one of the latest as in louisiana. health care and the use of a familiar scene in louisiana, the theme of the said, let's watch the -- let's watch. >> there is a danger. many have warned that is coming. now they are in a hunt and headed for you. >> at least 80,000 people statewide would not be able to keep their current insurance because of the guttural health care overhaul. >> louisianians are struggling because of obamacare. she recently told reporters, "i am not concerned for anything." she cast the deciding vote for obama care in the first place. it is the brave new world of government incompetence that we will live in. guest: the last line for that is interesting because that is new. the brave new world of government incompetence. that is something the launch of the obamacare website has over republicans. up to it is no longer it is better for you. -- the government is better for you. these guys are incompetent buffoons. it is a attack tha
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
't have any problem with higher taxes if it reflected in deficit reduction or reflected itself in debt reduction. >> that wouldn't be your first point. >> my first point would be to get a spirited leader elected. the last thing is, look at detroit. it can happen everyplace else. >> speak your mind. when we come back, let's say that santa has nothing on these guys, which makes me think, after what i'm about to tell you, they should rebrand red suits for all these nsa guys. :: >> think that was santa? it was an nsa guy dressed as santa. now the judge is furious. wants to give them all a lump of legal coal. >> they deserve an indictment because it's a violation of state law, and federal law and a violation of the constitution. local police, seeing what the nsa is getting away with by capturing every text and e-mail and phone call and recording it and copying is, are now beginning to do the same thing. the have for $400,000 -- i'm going to tell you at the end of this segment where it came from -- bought a device that look like a cell tower and attracts cell phone calls to it. they set up t
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00pm PST
to be creative about how you drive down their catch throw deficit. but the way to do it, and tragically the bankruptcy court can't order the state to kick in a little money, to put back the $47 million they paid, that's the way to do it. so -- >> so if they wanted to reinstate that revenue sharing they took away, you could create a cash flow to get their head above water? >> yes, and you could do it that way instead of bankruptcy. >> when you look at the number of bills passed by the house and the paltry number of bills passed by the senate you can see where the problem is. >> yes, we can. and we'll talk about it next. it's the little things in life that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. so it's not about
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
it would explode the deficit, that wouldn't look like it was going to expand government to basically abide by what boehner just said there, the cost could potentially be astronomical in some places. now, it could end up being that the president's health care law ends up costing a lot more than the experts have said, but for right now the best people we got, the congressional budget office insists it's not going to be that costly. it's hard for republicans to come up with something that will be as fiscally neutral and responsible as the law as it is written right now that the president has. >> it was like the speaker saying holding up four candy canes saying like all these? i'll give them to you. thank you chuck todd and clarence page. >>> up next, what's the explanation for this star wars inspired scene on the national mall here in washington? the sideshow's next. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] this duracell truck has some very special power. ♪ [ toys chattering ] it's filled with new duracell quantum batteries. [ toy meows ] [ dog whines ] [ toy meows
CNBC
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
for the month. also out today we have third quarter productivity, trade deficit, new home sale, manufacturing index and beige book. jp morgan chase and citibank is among those assessed $2.3 billion. society general, royal bank of scotland were among those fined. sears executive has reduced the stake to 48.4% down from the prior 55.4%. investors that decided to exit lam pert's stake shares were down. >> thanks. i was going to see how much -- he's still loaded, $5.9 billion. he still has half. >> roughly, yeah. >> let's get a check on gold prices and currency levels. joining us now the bks management, shaun is editor of the wealth report. our guest host wants to talk. can you say it? can't talk about it if i can't say it. what was the news? number in in terms of reserve currencies. >> in materiaterms of trade. the chinese economy and society itself becomes more open. it's a transactional unit. there's too much issue from property rights point of view to trust as a reserve currency. >> what about the reports coming out of the saudi arabia that they're negotiating with the chinese to pay for oil?
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
. budget deficit $380 million. 17.7% unemployment rate and a quarter of a million people have dropped from the population and down to 700,000 people today. matt, obviously no one wants to see the pensioners who have been used to living on a concern check get less, but it doesn't seem like there is any choices here other than that. >> i don't think anybody wants to see something relying on the pension check to pay their mortgage or food on table, but at the same time, i don't know where the money is coming from. the for ever cents detroit is bringing in 45 cents is going toward debt and it is going to go up to 60 cents they say. >> we have seen this across the county where public unions have cut deals with the government. they are i scratch your back you scratch mine. and that is how this ballooned into this situation where they made promises they can not keep. >> a lot of deals took place a long time ago. but you are running out ouf mof money. detroit, for example, has twice as many pensioners as they do employers in the city. it comes done to math. you have to bring in x-amount of dollars
KOFY
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm PST
quarters gym a football. come back with 27 point deficit and they beat toronto. good stuff. >> thanks very much larry. >> has this edition of 7 news hear on coffee tv 20. here's hear on coffee tv 20. here's all of us i'm dan ashley thanks pelton [over pa]: it's hard to believe finals are here. and i know during this stressful time, my voice blaring over a pa can't help. which is why, for the next three days, you'll hear nothing but soothing sounds of nature.
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
in the office. there was a $330 million accumulated deficit over time. we had $18 billion overhang. so we were never able to go out and increase revenue. so the only way that we stayed alive, quite frankly, is through cuts. you know, we cut everything that we could. unless there is more investment coming into the city and a new stream of revenue, there was no way to fix the problem. so now with bankruptcy imminent, i think debt off of the balance sheet would be less than it is today and that's going to be a positive on a going forward basis. >> a lot to go around, any particular issue or person? >> i don't look at blame as anything that's going to be helpful at this point in time. i want to concentrate on the glass being half full as opposed to half empty and say all of us, those of us who live in the city, who work in the city, who care about this, need to come to the table to see what positive impetus we can bring with us. >> any plans to do anything to step up the collection of property taxes to bring in more revenue to the city? >> property taxes are being collected as we speak. i think it
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
. particularly when there is so much concern with the deficit and debt. medicare is historically aimed to set a men's to ma plans equal to what medicare would expect to pay in a traditional program. bys changed in 2003, and 2009 came into a considerably higher that medicare would have paid for the same beneficiaries if they were in the same program. this cost every beneficiary more and added part b damien's, providing little incentives to become more efficient. . found wide variations that suggests there was room for a lot more efficiency in the program. were incy changes that the aca reflect recommendations that congress'own commission has advocated for years. raised the concerns offerings to my mind are not consistent with the evidence on her part the way competitive markets work. the already addressed protections and places in the program. only five percent of beneficiaries in 2014 will have to shift plans. most will be able to stay in the same type of land. 21%average premium was down for a beneficiary, and premiums stable in 2014. some beneficiaries will see premiums rise in 2000 14. th
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
.s. current account deficits since 1999 shows the trend and the discovery of new domestic sources of oil and gas, it reinforces this issue. the country is spending less on imported energy." you can read the full story on bloomberg's website. the front page of "the pittsburgh post-gazette" -- a look at some of the victims from one year ago and a story that will likely get a lot of attention in the week ahead. this is from "the detroit free press" -- you can get more information by logging on to freep.com. next is robert from massachusetts. decline andre in the reason is because we, as a viewed -- when the world our opinion not to go to war, we would not go with our allies. we are ia country that has of thed because one world sees our moral fabric has declined, that is a decline any way. when bush stole the election world looked the --it is not a has way we go about the world. said we havellers the most disrespected presidents. how does the worldview that? it is a holy mentality. then you look at what happened in wall street, the greed that is going on. this is all that. we are meddling in
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 3:10pm EST
school diploma is over $20,000 a year. that translates into $5,000. >> so in personal deficits or not, especially if we have a national deficit, spending money on pell grants is a good investor -- a good investment for our tax payers? >> it is not spending, it's an investment. you are absolutely correct. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> i appreciate this opportunity. it's a fascinating conversation. i want to focus on the testimony of dr. robinson. hearing is important because it highlights the testimony of now moving as a away from a philosophy toward higher education that focuses only on access and starts to look at success. i'm a product of pell grants. i could not have graduated from wabash college without pell grants. i have lived the importance of these degrees great but the world has changed a lot in last 40 years. i would say the federal financial aid system is one of the great success stories in the history of the federal government. access, weal was provided access to higher education for people in this country like never before. the challenge is, when these programs
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 1:40am PST
. we should be at the top. >> overnight anchors. >> teachers are at a deficit of 432 minutes. aircraft pilots, landscapers, bartenders, that makes sense. sales reps hairstylist, they work a day job but maybe they like to party. >> that may be it. >> forest and logging workers. i could see that. >> i don't know where we are but we should be at the top. >> yeah. i get maybe five hours a day, not even a night. >> i think i'm averaging 5 1/2 split up, not even in one dose. we should be at the top. >> yeah. i get maybe five hours a day, not even a >>> this morning on "world news now," in a daze. that's the explanation from the man at the controls of that doomed commuter train as it zoomed around a curve at three times the speed limit. new details in the investigation. >>> danger zone. the winter system plunging temperatures coast to coast. the snowfall, windchills and serious threat to crops. >>> double trouble, two different -- different meningitis outbreaks on two campuses. the colleges taking action and precautions for students. >>> turning up the he
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
the constituents to a final resolution? >> i got to do this. inheriting a state with the largest per capita deficit representing 17% of total revenue, and i had to go in a different direction. a lot of states were saying that they would cut, but we actually realize that our cap was too big to cut our way out of it. i went on the road and got got beat up. someone had to go on the road. there were a lot of people mad at me. a lot of folks spending a lot of money to try to defeat the organized effort at school reform, even though they supported certain aspect of it. it was the total picture that they did not want to see. they might carve out a corner they like, but it was a total picture. someone has to have the discussion. someone has to bring the discussion to the community. someone has to demonstrate you mean business. we want to work with them, but we need to change direction. hartford, new haven, bridgeport. those are some of your largest school districts. you cannot succeed at that. when you're looking at connecticut demographically, as one of the more rapidly aging states, you are throwing away
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
that will solve this problem. it doesn't have a lot of opposition, wouldn't add a dime to the deficit and congress should waste no time in enacting get. ashley: the problem is congress is embroiled in these budget battles that get pushed back two or three month. could this get lost in the shuffle as they deal with a bigger budget? >> we are hopeful that because this has such strong public support it has bipartisan support which is increasingly rare these days. we are hopeful that congress will take it up but it could get lost in the shuffle. ashley: this is a huge hit economy, any numbers over the last year 700,000 yorker's saved $330 million for this benefit. if they lose, that is money taken out of people's pockets and that has to hurt the economy. >> exactly right. this benefit is also good for businesses. people take transit to work save their employers through this tax benefit $300 million in 2010 alone. and letting just the transit portion of this benefit be cut in half, creates an unlevel playing field. if you are a business where a large number of your employees takes public transit to wor
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
're talking about. because the deficits are coming down. because of the sequester they all want to get rid of. yeah, it really -- we start to go so far down the rabbit hole i need a pole to get some air down here. >> you need some air. get that guy a glass of water, quick. jim lowell, what are you doing to put money to work right now? >> let me give rick santelli a little bit of air. as a bow tie wearing yankee i'm used to being the skeptic in the room. i'm not worried at all. the u.s. consumer is in good shape. consumers across the pond, in the eurozone -- >> yeah, consumption and gdp was just off the charts, wasn't it? >> it was okay, rick. it's been okay -- >> okay is much different than good. >> grading on a curve. >> as long as that continues for real world investors and for my clients, we've been able to make significant gains. i certainly am not surprised by the pullback in the market. look, after heapings of gains it's only natural the market takes a little bit of a diet. the reality is going forward large cap, multinational blue chip, balance sheets look great. >> why doesn't the fed
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
. the possibilities of how to cut the deficit, that's all been discussed over and over ad nauseam again. if we talk about spectrum sales one more time, i think people will start passing out. it's all about the political will. is the political will there this time? >> the calculation has been the pain will inspire political will. we haven't seen this before. every time people say it's going to be fine, we're not going to have a shutdown or play chicken with the fiscal cliff and we do. here's what's perhaps a little bit different, the fact they're negotiating in good faith in private is good. the question will be can republicans accept any revenues from closed loopholes or is that off hand? >> they need to cut. they're on solid ground in terms of wanting to cut. they voted for the sequester. that was a mistake. i like the quiet. >> reality check here, both the democrat and republican version are austerity budgets, the question to what degree. >> hopefully they do the smart thing administratively and give the power of cutting back to the agencies. these guys shouldn't be figuring what cuts to make. >>
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
spent on the traditional program. particularly when there's so much concerned with the deficit and debt. medicare is historically -- payments below or equal to what medicare would expect to be in the traditional program for beneficiaries who enroll in the plan. this changed in 2003, and by 2009, payments were considerably higher than medicare would've paid for the same beneficiaries if they were in the traditional program. this cause every beneficiary more in added part b premiums and provide a little incentives for m.a. plans to become more efficient. when i examined the 2009 plan data i found wide variation in m.a. plans cost relative to traditional medicare spending, even controlling for plan levels, plan types and payment levels. that suggest there was room for a lot more efficiency in the program, variable across plants. and the policy changes that were in the aca reflect recommendations that congress is on medicare payment advisory commission has advocated for years. third, many of the concerns raised about 2014 offerings either to my mind from what i've looked at are not consiste
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
, on the economy, on health care, on the deficit. that's very specific and has an impact on next year's elections. >> tonight, chris will afford us all the opportunity to watch the president of the united states. >> "hardball" is kicking you know what? it's kicking it old school, man. remember we used to watch "who wants to be a millionaire" and regis had to be on every night. chris was on at 2:00 and 3:00, 12 times a day. he's on 7:00 now. boom. the number one show. >> more popular than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. >> you embarrass me, joe. >> not so easily embarrassed, chris. i assure our audience. >> i think it's interesting, joe. you ask the greatest question tonight. you know the business. i don't usually need them. i enjoy just duking it out with politicians at a distance. i don't need to beg them to come on my show. i always thought, i see the president pop up on different kind of show, entertainment shows like letterman and leno and i'm thinking why can't we get them. they made some decisions in the white house and may have to do with these numbers you guys are talking about. the p
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
, finding a little bit of deficit reduction. here's the key thing to focus on, though, right now, alex. the tone. there doesn't seem to be an appetite for another government shutdown. that, of course, bodes well for the economy and washington in general. take a listen to what two lawmakers had to say earlier today. >> keep the budget caps in place, not raise taxes, which is important during this weak economy, and actually avoid a government shutdown. so i'm hopeful that even by the end of this week we'll be able to come together and achieve that. >> i certainly hope as part of it that the negotiators will take to heart what the president had to say. there are working families across america that are struggling. there are unemployed families who need a helping hand. we've got to protect and preserve the safety net in america and give these working families a fighting chance. >> so alex, of course there you have republican rob portman, democrat dick durbin. and you heard senator durbin talking about unemployment insurance. that is still the main sticking point. democrats, the president w
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
taxes, sales tax. we have all budget surplus, i walked in with a budget deficit, i now have a $1.2 billion surplus. we're making our economy the opportunity economy where, you know, if you want to build a business, you can -- and you want to get a job, you come to florida. >> your unemployment rate has dropped quicker than any other state, i know that. and you're now -- >> 6.7 -- >> which is below, we got down to -- >> 7%. >> i don't know, yeah. anyway, you're at 6.7%, were you higher? i would think you'd always be below. >> unemployment went from 3.5% to 11.1%. >> where was the national average? >> 9%. >> never got above -- >> i think it was nine when i came -- >> maybe ten. >> i think it was nine when i came in. in the month of october, we generated private sector jobs, my good friend governor perry, only had 12,000 jobs. >> oh, you two guys go at each other. i see that a lot. that's a great rivalry. almost like a football -- >> he was number one. what do you want to be? i want to be number one. so i go after number one. >> what's the minimum wage? >> it's $7.67. >> is that a w
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
to cut the deficit in half. not true. remember it was about two weeks ago, three weeks ago where the white house said we're going to have this technical -- we're going to have a tech surge to fix this website. you know what? according to "the new york times," you know how many people were in the tech surge? >> how many? >> six. six people in the tech surge. it really was kind of a p.r. stunt. >> unfortunately it's on the backs. american people. they are 5% roughly, of the 7 million enrolled, they need to have 7 million enrolled to pay for this program, so why tell the truth when the lie will get them there? >> only 15%, they are still behind. >> we'll keep you posted on all that. in the meantime, good morning. heather nauert. >> peter, nice to see you. got news to bring you. we begin with a fox news alert. an update on that deadly train derailment in new york. investigators say that train was going 82 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone, this happening early sunday morning. all seven cars jumped the tracks killing four people and injuring dozens of others. the engineer has
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